Orlandini Art Conservation

Examining the Thomas Jefferson Bible at Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of American History

Examining the Thomas Jefferson Bible at Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of American History

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Valeria Orlandini
4515 Willard Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Phone: 301-657-2682
Phone: 240-507-0797
Website: orlandini-paperconservation.blogspot.com/

Conservation and Preservation Services Offered

Expert conservation treatment and preservation services of drawings, prints, watercolors, pastels, maps, architectural drawings, posters, historic documents and manuscripts, rare-books, photographs and scrapbooks, paintings on a wide range of media and related materials such as parchment, canvas and ivory substrates.

Treating Contemporary Lithographic Print

Treating Contemporary Lithographic Print

Examining a document containing iron gall ink

Valeria Orlandini is a conservator of works of art and photographs with a M.S./ Certificate in Conservation from the Winterthur Museum/ University of Delaware Art Conservation Program. Currently, she is serving as the Thomas Jefferson Bible Project Conservator at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History. She has held Paper Conservator positions at the Department of the Interior, National Park Service (2009-2010), the Library of Congress, in Washington D.C. (2006-2009) and McKay Lodge Fine Arts Conservation Laboratory, Inc. in Ohio (2002-2006). Previously, she has worked at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Winterthur Museum, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and abroad at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, United Kingdom, National Gallery of Canada and National Archives of Canada in Ottawa, Canada, and at the University of Sao Paulo, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her research interests include the conservation of historical documents and fine arts on paper and parchment containing iron gall inks, media problems, risk management, and disaster management. She has contributed in the international arena to conferences, trainings and publications. She was the recipient of Getty Foundation grants, three AIC Individual Professional Development grants, Carolyn Horton award, Carpenter Funds for Asian Art, Samuel H. Kress Foundation funds, Rosenberg Travel Funds, George Stout Memorial Funds, Antorchas Foundation award, and is a Professional Associate of AIC.

Professional Memberships Include

(AIC) American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, since 1992 Professional Associate AIC, since 2005

(ICON - IPC) The Institute of Conservation, Book and Paper Group, since 2005
Institute of Paper Conservation, since 2000

(ICOM) International Council of Museums, since 2006